My lovely budgie Dwight has a tiny feather that keeps sticking up into his right eye which seems to be really bugging him. It's around his eye, and he's not the sort of chap that would let us get close to his eye to sort it out properly. I've read about it and read that either cutting it, plucking it, or putting wax on it could help. Well, I wouldn't do any of these things to be honest, I think it's far too dangerous to put something sharp close to his eye and I don't want to hurt him. Also, wax surely couldn't be good for him either.
I have tried using a wet cotton bud to smooth it down while distracting him with millet, but he kept leaning away from the cotton bud and it made it impossible.
Yes you can obtain it from a pharmacy or a vet clinic would have it as well. Perhaps spraying him gently with a mist from a water bottle will encourage him to run and it might dislodge the feather hopefully ? Otherwise a vet visit is the only option I can think of as well.
Feathers around the eyes can grow in a way to irritate the eye. This is often seen in show budgies with good top blow. We handle this with sterile tweezers,
but you need to be able to control your budgies head and foot movements. If you are unable to do this you should get your bird to a vet to have the feather removed. We keep sterile saline on hand for rinsing wounds. You can usually find this in 8 ounce bottles in the pharmacy. You should also have a tube of sterile ophthalmic antibiotic ointment in your first aid kit. Be sure there is no steroid component in the ointment. Please keep us informed of results from avian vet visit, Best wishes, Jo Ann